Wear the French Fourragere?


A fourragere is an ornamental braided cord usually looped around the left shoulder on a uniform, many times as part of a military uniform. The French government awarded Fourrageres for especially meritorious conduct during World War I to American fighting units. All Marines that are part of the 5th and 6th regiments wear them due to heroic efforts during World War I. The 6th Machine Gun Battalion also wear fourrageres for their efforts in World War I. The members of the 3rd Infantry Division and 82nd Airborne Division wear them for their heroic efforts during World War II. During World War II the 16th, 18th, and 26th Infantry Regiments, the 5th and 6th Field Artillery Battalions, the 1st Engineer Battalion and the 1st Signal Company were awarded the fourragere Once they are awarded they stay with the unit forever.
Q&A Related to "Wear the French Fourragere?"
From USMC Uniform Regs, " The Fourragere will be worn over the left shoulder with the left arm. passing through the large loop of the cord; the small loop will engage the. button
1. Check your dress regulations to determine whether you should attach the fourragere to the underside or the top of the shoulder strap on your jacket. If your jacket does not have
The government of France honored the 5th and 6th Marine Regiments and the 6th Machinegun Battalion with the Fourragere for their fighting skills during World War I. Those units still
There are a number of Army units that are authorized to wear it. That being said, the most notable example is the 82nd Airborne Division. They were awarded it due to their actions
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